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Evolving Fashion scene in Qatar

2014

Qatar has made several new forays into the cementing its position as the one of the most important countries to watch out for in the modern world. Even in terms of fashion Qatar has made a promising bid to gain prominence in a world that is dominated by European and American designers. In its bid of acquire greatness in this field of creativity the country has created a new lifestyle vehicle titled, ‘Qatar Luxury Group (QLG)’. This group takes care of the country’s ambitious expansions into fashion, hospitality and...

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Islamic Art: Its Nature and Form

2014

Islamic art saw its documented beginnings sometime in the 7th century. While the name might be misleading many to believe that the art form is dedicated to represent the Muslim faith; that is not true. Islamic art encompasses the elements that represent the Islamic way of life which is characterized through art and architecture. The art has a particular structure and discipline that is evident through all its representative forms. Islamic art can be seen in monuments, decorative themes, motifs and even fabric and textile prints and...

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Economic Overview: Qatar

2014

Qatar like most Middle Eastern nations is primarily dependent on petroleum for its economy. Petroleum accounts for more than 70% of the governments revenues and nearly constitutes 85% of its exports. This trade has enabled Qatar to have the highest per capita GDP in the world. But over the recent years Qatar has looked at diversifying its economy and reducing its high dependence on the energy sector. Along with diversification Qatar is also looking at developing off-shore petroleum production. This has also given rise to several heavy...

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Women in Qatar

2014

Qatar as a nation has opened its arms to development and has been enthusiastically spreading its wings in various fields that are aiding its development and recognition as a nation to be reckoned with in the future. This has led to a sort of reform in the normally traditional Muslim nation in terms of the treatment for women. In general the culture of Qatar is very conservative with both men and women both dressing in traditional attire. Women cannot be seen in public without a male escort. Their attire requires them to be fully covered...

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Exploring Doha

2014

If you are visiting Qatar then it’s most likely that you have been recommended to visit Doha. Doha is a city that every Qatari is proud of for its spectacular modern buildings, rapid economic growth, fabulous entertainment and shopping centres and the scores of international events that take place in the many convention centres. The Qatari capital has relatively few tourist attractions in the traditional sense, so to get the most out of Doha you need to tap into the lifestyles of the resident expats and locals. Experience the new...

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Soccer and Qatar

2014

Qatar’s love for soccer has been well known around the world. More than a decade ago they made their interest known to the world by investing into European soccer and by getting in talent from Europe to train their home team. With a native population of only 300,000, Qatar simply did not have enough young players to form a team that could hope to compete with the likes of Brazil, Argentina and Germany. Qatar has started looking outside including African nations to identify talent that will be recruited to play for the national...

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Festive Times in Qatar

2014

Qatar offers a variety of ways to spend the festive season whether you are a national or an expat. The best festivities are during the Eid season, when the entire country is celebrating with family and friends. There is a great spread of scrumptious meals, family entertainment, fun activities for youngsters and other activities organised across the country. Fervent prayers and festive spirit take over the country for the duration of Eid. Most families take outings during this period of the public parks and gardens see huge crowds during the...

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Understanding the cultural heritage of Qatar

2014

Qatari people are very proud of their cultural heritage. They have taken great pains to preserve their history and also take pride in showcasing their culture. The first and foremost understanding one should have about Qatari culture is that they are divided into three major groups – the Bedouin (Descendants of nomads), Hadar (Descendants of town dwellers) and Abd (Descendants of slaves). Of the total population of Qatar quiet a large portion (an estimated 70%) are foreigners. The languages of Arabic, Urdu, English and Farsi are...

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Why you should do business in Qatar?

2014

If you are looking at expanding your firm into Qatar or starting a new business or starting a new job then it would help to understand the work and business environment of the region and country before taking a leap. First and foremost you will need to respect that the Arab nations are Muslim and they follow certain religious rules and regulations that are sacred to them personally and in a business environment. One should also remember that Muslim holidays are different and hence this will change the way you do business in Qatar or any...

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Dining out in Doha

2014

For any business traveller, tourist or newly moved expat, finding the right place to eat in a new country can be an experience on its own. While it’s a great idea to sample to local cuisine in order to gain a better understanding of their culture and traditions, something one just craves for a familiar flavour. There is a variety of food that is available in Doha, ranging from Middle Eastern to Lebanese to Continental to Indian. There are large luxurious restaurants and even small eateries that serve up some delectable...

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